Category: Bill of Rights

Invalid unlawful provision: Clause violated rights?

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Lawful employment termination: compliance with contract

Moyo v Old Mutual Ltd Lawful employment termination confirmed by high court after considering and rejecting all the alleged breaches and decided that the abandonment of the main claim for re-instatement did not do away with the...

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Rebuttable presumption explained: Diseases while working

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Hate speech constitutionality: Final decision delivered

Qwelane v SA Human Rights Commission Constitutional Court in considering the constitutionality of hate speech unanimously decided to set aside the order of the SCA and inter alia declared that section 10(1) of the Equality Act...

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Contractual interpretation considered: Concept of good faith

Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd v Coral Lagoon Investments 194 (Pty) Ltd Contractual interpretation considered and question is whether courts are permitted to impose agreements that parties did not make – whether in the cause of good...

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Malicious disciplinary proceedings: Claim for damages?

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Shall means may: Contextual construction necessary

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Privacy rights confirmed: Surveillance and interception?

AmaBhungane CIJ NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Privacy rights confirmed by constitutional court and pointed out that state agencies are empowered to “gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse” intelligence and...

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Unlawful agreement concluded: Invalid and not binding

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Magistrate recusing himself: Reviewed and set aside

M J Vermeulen Inc. v Engelbrecht NO The magistrate’s subjective discomfiture about continuing with the trial and recusing himself ‘did not afford a proper basis for him to recuse himself, and his decision to do so...

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Good faith principle: Informed understanding of rights

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd v Murray and Roberts Ltd Good faith principle enforced and refusal to disclose fails to accord with requirements of good faith, cooperation and trust because it would leave...

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Hate speech appeal: Arguments on appeal

Qwelane v SA Human Rights Commission Hate speech appeal was argued in the Constitutional Court concerning the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal dated 29 November 2019 and we now know that judgment will handed down on 30...

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